Whatever happened in Florida yesterday morning showed up here last night and continued through the morning commute which, on Mondays, is no joy to begin with.
But I'm here.
Which is also about the only thing you can say about all the characters on the tv show, "Lost." I only mention it because I've gotten hooked on it. The problem has been that the show comes on so late that I can never see it. Therefore I haven't seen it since it's earliest days, when I think it came on somewhat earlier.
Anyway, somehow or other I caught the last episode of Season Three a few weeks back and it instantly rekindled my interest when Charlie (apparently) died in the undersea ... chamber. So I put out an APB at work the next morning, asking everyone in the firm if they had seasons one and two on DVD and if I could borrow them.
The head of our back-office came through for me and, a week ago last Friday, he handed me a bag containing the collections. So I spent the weekend looking at about 4 or 5 episodes. Then I settled down during the week to watching 2 episodes a night. Hey, there's nothing on TV now that sweeps is over and television has lapsed into the summer doldrums.
I did another marathon this past Saturday, and caught 2 more episodes yesterday. So, in just over a week, I've seen 18 of the 24 episodes from Season One. I should finish the remaining 6 episodes this week and be able to start on Season Two this coming weekend.
I love the fact that I don't have to sit through commercials... or take week-long hiatuses between episodes. I can back-to-back as many as I want. It's also easier to see "the big picture" this way. To see how so-and-so is related to such-and-such because of this-and-that.
I LOVE watching television this way. Episodically, but speedily.
It's also easier to see that there are no heroes on the island (or in real life). There's good and bad in all of us. Sometimes we mean well and sometimes we have agendas. Sometimes it's all about me and sometimes it's all about you.
Life's a tough call sometimes.
Now, I already know too much about what's going to happen, but for now I'm pretty good at suspending my prior knowledge (and disbelief) and actually getting into caring about Claire and her baby (and why DID Ethan want her so desperately? SHUSH UP! NO SPOILERS, PLEASE!). And will Charlie stay clean? Will Sayid and Shannon stay together? Is Hurley really "jinxed?" And what about the crazy French woman in the jungle? Will she kill the guys who've set off to find her to ask her for some batteries? Will Locke ever find something to eat other than gutted toad? Will Jin ever forgive Sun for learning English? Will Kate and Jack ever become an item?
And will somebody please wipe that sh*t-eating grin off Sawyers face? (Gawd, I hate that smug SOB!)
And who the f**k are the "Others?"
Stay tuned until next time...